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McCartney Picks Up the Pieces in Recovering Communities
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McCartney Picks Up the Pieces in Recovering Communities

“We were totally unprepared for what we saw and who we met. It was so far from what could happen in our country. We couldn’t get our heads around it. What really inspired and motivated us to start SBP was meeting people who were affected by Katrina, for the first time in their lives, had to wait in line for food. Their lives were in complete turmoil. And there was no clear path to get home.”

Gehman and Escobar: Universality, Intersectionality, Boldness
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Gehman and Escobar: Universality, Intersectionality, Boldness

“The Intersectional Social Progress pledge is something that we want to be a core document for every single interaction we have—so we want that to be a fundamental basis for those relations. Whether we’re creating the new coalition of student governments or working with the Jesuit Student Government Alliance, we want to make sure that we’re all on the same fundamental page.”

Guma and Atinizian: Accessibility, Inclusion, Improvement
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Guma and Atinizian: Accessibility, Inclusion, Improvement

“I think that [these experiences are] very important for a person who’s going to serve in a role of student government—it obviously can’t be someone who loves Boston College, because if you really, really love Boston College, and think that everything is perfect, there’s going to be no more room for improvement.”

Sepe and Bracher: Responsible, Respectful, Ready
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Sepe and Bracher: Responsible, Respectful, Ready

“We need to have a culture of respect because sometimes people, especially people who are in the margins, do not feel as though they are respected here. You know, there’s a great song about it. ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T.’ These things ring true throughout history, and we need to bring it here at Boston College.”

Wieboldt and Leo: Transparency, Collaboration, Fresh Energy
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Wieboldt and Leo: Transparency, Collaboration, Fresh Energy

“At this point … there isn’t enough actionable change in UGBC organizationally to say, ‘If we do something out of the norm and elect someone that’s so young, you know, is the world going to collapse?’ We really don’t see much how many steps backwards we can take because the organization is not a cohesive unit.”

The Big Questions
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The Big Questions

“I think that the goal is to just grow the new generation of scholars who are interested in world psychology from this truly interdisciplinary perspective to become real experts in the methods that we use in neuroscience and psychology.”

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